The Resource The Company

The Company

Label
The Company
Title
The Company
Statement of responsibility
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
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Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world's most powerful institution.Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn't know existed, revealing that we cannot make sense of the past four hundred years until we place that seemingly humble Victorian innovation, the joint-stock company, in the center of the frame. With their trademark authority and wit, Economist editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal the company to be one of history's great catalysts, for good and for ill, a mighty engine for sucking in, recombining, and pumping out money, goods, people, and culture to every corner of the globe. What other earthly invention has the power to grow to any size, and to live to any age? What else could have given us both the stock market and the British Empire? The company man, the company town, and company time? Disneyfication and McDonald'sization, to say nothing of Coca-colonialism? Through its many mutations, the company has always incited controversy, and governments have always fought to rein it in. Today, though Marx may spin in his grave and anarchists riot in the streets, the company exercises an unparalleled influence on the globe, and understanding what this creature is and where it comes from has never been a more pressing matter. To the rescue come these acclaimed authors, with a short volume of truly vast range and insight.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
In The Company, the largely unknown history of the joint-stock company is presented by the editors of The Economist
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173744
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Micklethwait, John
  • Wooldridge, Adrian
Dewey number
338.7409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Wooldridge, Adrian
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  • Business
  • History
  • Nonfiction
  • Economics
Target audience
adult
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a short history of a revolutionary idea
Label
The Company
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781588360908
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optical disk
Label
The Company
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fa75dc5a-74f3-4b7b-a935-d48b05a620eb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781588360908
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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